My research is currently focused on two interdisciplinary areas: (1) Coupling between the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere; and (2) mapping and interpretation of planetary crustal magnetic fields. The stratosphere / troposphere coupling work is especially oriented toward understanding the effects of short- and long-term solar ultraviolet variations on the stratosphere and any resulting top-down influences on tropospheric climate. The planetary crustal magnetic field work is most recently aimed at mapping newly acquired orbital magnetometer data at Mercury and at resolving long-standing issues relating to the origin of lunar crustal magnetism.
- Solar Influences on Tropical Deep Convection and the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO): Observational Analyses and Tests of a Proposed Mechanism, NSF Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics Program
- Orbital Studies of Crustal Magnetism on Mercury, NASA Discover Data Analysis Program
Former Spacecraft Involvement
- Lunar Prospector Discovery mission, Co-Investigator
- Fred Ciesla (PTYS)
- Malori Redman (Atmospheric Sciences)
Students from outside UA PTYS
- Wes Lee Johnson (Undergraduate, Space Grant)
- Nicola Richmond
- Boris Soukharev
Complete Publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: Lon Hood
Selected Publications: Calendar Years 2017 and 2018
Hood, L. L., J. S. Oliveira, V. Galluzzi, and D. A. Rothery, Investigating sources of Mercury's crustal magnetic field: Further mapping of MESSENGER magnetometer data, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, submitted, 2018.
Maycock, A., K. Matthes, Susann Tegtmeier, H. Schmidt, R. Thieblemont, L. Hood, and CCMI PIs, The representation of solar cycle signals in stratospheric ozone. Part II: Analysis of global models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., in press, 2018.
Hood, L. L. Short-Term Solar Modulation of the Madden-Julian Climate Oscillation 2018JAtS...75..857H
Hood, L. L. QBO/solar modulation of the boreal winter Madden-Julian oscillation: A prediction for the coming solar minimum 2017GeoRL..44.3849H
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